A breathtaking World Heritage Site!
"They lived as if they were to die tomorrow and built as if they were to live for ever". This is what Empedocles said about his city, Akragas. The richest Greek colony of that age. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, known also as the Valley of the Temples it has one of the best preserved Greek Doric Temples in the world, the Concordia Temple. Unlike Selinus, the ancient Greek city of Akragas has not been uncovered, yet. It lies underground in the bowl-shaped valley that goes from the new town right to the Temples. Only part of the Roman-Akragas has been excavated, usually closed to the public. The Museum is worth visiting housing finds from the excavations in and around the valley of the Temples.
We'll drive from Palermo to Agrigento which will take about 2 hours, depending on the traffic. The driver will drop us at the top of the site and we'll walk downhill to all the temples and the driver will pick us up at the bottom. It will take about two-three hours. We'll have lunch at a local restaurant or bar and then drive back to Palermo.
Make sure you're wearing comfortable walking shoes. In summer you should wear a hat or a cap, sunglasses and, if very fair skinned, sun protection.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or B&B.
End location: Back at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
It takes two about hours to get to Agrigento from Palermo due to road works.
Mercedes van air-conditioned.
Guide service for the whole day and transport with licensed driver.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Admission fees to site and museum (optional)
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.